Federal Jury Weighing Lawsuit Against City of Philadelphia Over Murderous CopThe jury, now deliberating, must decide if Frank Tepper went on duty when he left his house to address a nearby confrontation, and whether the city's failure to fire him after earlier incidents of misconduct caused the murder.
Jury in Philadelphia 'Rogue Cop' Civil Case Hears of Earlier IncidentTwo witnesses have testified about a 1995 incident in which Officer Frank Tepper allegedly attacked them because they spoke with his wife on the street.
Civil Suit Seeks To Hold City Responsible For Murder Committed By Phila. Police OfficerThe suit seeks millions in damages. But, the city contends former officer Frank Tepper was off-duty when he intervened in a dispute outside his home and shot 21-year-old Billy Panas.
Witness Tearfully Recalls The Night Billy Panas Was KilledThere’s been heartbreaking testimony in the trial of a former Philadelphia police officer charged with murdering a young man during a Port Richmond neighborhood fight in 2009.